Gregor Baci, c. 1550
Unknown German painter
Loc: Chamber of Art and Curiosities, Ambras Castle, Innsbruck, Austria
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
This portrait represents a Hungarian hussar Gregor Baci, who apparently survived a piercing injury with a lance to the right side of his face. The injury may have occurred during a jousting tournament or while fighting the Ottoman Turks. The painting came from the collection of Ferdinand II of Tirol (1529-1595).